Petition Urges Sen. Bob Menendez to Immediately Resign In Wake of Corruption Charges

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Washington, D.C.—American Commitment is launching a petition drive urging Sen. Bob Menendez to resign immediately.  News reports state that the Justice Department is planning to bring criminal corruption charges against the U.S. Senator from New Jersey, and the two-term legislator faces imminent arrest and prosecution.

American Commitment contends that Bob Menendez accepted lavish private jet trips to luxury resorts and huge campaign contributions from Salomon Melgen, a Florida doctor accused of a massive Medicare fraud scheme.  Bob Menendez admitted accepting undisclosed private jet flights from Melgen, and was caught pressuring high-ranking officials not to investigate Melgen's Medicare fraud scheme.  He was also caught manipulating a port security contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to benefit Melgen.

“Bob Menendez unethically, likely criminally, compromised his ability to represent the people of New Jersey, said Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment.  “As the chairman, and now the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Menendez also endangered national security through these corrupt arrangements.”

“Bob Menendez is entitled to his day in court, which he will have.  But he must resign now so that New Jersey can have a senator and America a ranking member who can represent constituents and the national interest free of an ongoing prosecution.”

American Commitment is urging citizens to sign its petition to Senator Bob Menendez: “Bye Bob!  Please resign now!”

The petition can be viewed and signed online at: www.ByeBob.com